From Rev Iain Baxter, All Saints Chiang Mai
Hopefully we will have air-conditioning by next Sunday and will be the cool people of All Saints! We are initially installing one large unit and, if that is insufficient, will install another later on. Yesterday I went with William and Tarntip to buy the machine and it should be installed on Saturday! Last Sunday our new chairs met with all-round approval, and our organ should be playing in a couple of weeks.
However, these are all ways and means. They are not our goal. As I said on Sunday, we could all be cool and comfortable staying in our own homes! Our goal is to build the Kingdom of God, as our response to the love of the God who has given everything for us. The world is transformed as people turn to God and see their lives turned upside down!
This week our readings will be Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, and John 3:14-21, and we will be singing the hymns Alleluia Sing to Jesus, Come Down O Love Divine, Break thou the Bread of Life, and Lift High the Cross. The reading can be found via this link! Our sermon will be entitled Watch out for them snakes!